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    At the Wellness Center, we believe a healthy mind and body is essential for academic achievement.

    Our caring staff is trained to provide crisis intervention, assessment, support and referrals to students in need of mental health and wellness services. Students learn healthy lifestyle choices and strategies to resolve many of the academic, relational, social, and emotional concerns. Our goal is to facilitate students' personal development to effectively deal with the experiences of living, growing and learning. 

    The five main areas of the Wellness Center are:

    • Mental Health Counseling - Short Term Counseling and Crisis Intervention
    • Wellness Services – Programming based on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Eight Dimensions of Wellness, Referrals to community-based programs for extended care or specialized services
    • Outreach & Education – Faculty & Staff Outreach and Consultation, Student Outreach, Training
    • Graduate Internship Program (GIP) – Utilization of student interns for counseling services, wellness programming, student outreach and training
    • A.S.S.I.S.T Program – Peer Coaching Program for students on the Autism spectrum and with Severe Anxiety Disorder


    How we support faculty/staff

    Students typically face more real life issues and have less resources and time to handle them skillfully. Often, faculty and staff are the first individuals students turn to in times of crisis. Your role can be a positive and crucial one in identifying students who are in distress. Knowing where to send a student for help with personal problems, how to defuse a disruptive classroom situation and what words to use when expressing your concern for students in distress is crucial and empowering at these times.

    Wellness Center HotlineIf you believe a student is “at risk” and could benefit from seeing a counselor, please refer them to the Wellness Center.
    Wellness Center
    Room C249
    WellnessCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-482-5471, option 2
    *after hours, press option #1 to connect to our After Hours hotline where you can speak to a licensed mental health clinician

    Emergency?
    If student show signs of psychological or emotional distress, call Wellness Center hotline Ext. 4444
    If student is a danger to self and others, call Public Safety at Ext. 5555

    Office Hours: Monday – Thursday  9AM – 8PM Friday  9AM – 5PM


    How we help students

    Wellness counselors help students develop the skills needed to overcome personal problems that are interfering with their academic progress. Some of the personal issues students seek counseling are: family issues/conflicts, drug and alcohol related problems, sexual concerns, self-confidence, anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, developing a sense of identity, and loss and bereavement.

    Students receive personal counseling services through individual short-term counseling sessions, and counselors may make referrals to outside agencies when necessary. Information shared with the Wellness Center is confidential unless the situation warrants disclosure.

    • Short-term individual, weekly, personal wellness counseling sessions in a confidential setting
    • Intakes and referrals to help find the appropriate services for students
    • Crisis Intervention support for students who might have issues including but not limited to depression and anxiety
    • Workshops for stress management, depression, and other issues for emotional support
    • Learn skills to balance academic, personal, and work goals to achieve success

    Students can meet with counselors in the following ways:

    Walk-In Counseling: Walk-in counseling allows students an opportunity to speak with a counselor on a drop-in basis. These sessions are designed to be brief in duration. If the issue requires more time, an individual counseling appointment is scheduled. 

    Individual Counseling
    : Individual counseling sessions are scheduled by appointment and provide time for a more in-depth discussion of the student’s issues.

    A “Walk-In” Counselor and “Crisis” Counselor is available daily to meet with students that need immediate assistance.

    If a student is experiencing any issues that are interfering with their personal or academic progress, students can contact the Wellness Center (Room C249) at 718-482-5471, option 2 or WellnessCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu



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